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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by DBSAM, May 4, 2014.

  1. DBSAM

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    In NJ, we are getting some sun today and 15 mph winds with gusts 20-25 mph...

    I took up my plus and although being blown about a bit it faired pretty well.

    I would not consider this an easy flying day in GPS/phantom mode, but the bird could handle it...

    I would say this is about the limit...

    Anyone, experienced stronger winds?
     
  2. jadebox

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    In January, I flew my original Phantom 2 Vision in winds of about 20 mph which were gusting to about 30.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtYMLTzhPrk[/youtube]

    I was flying in a very big, open, field so I wasn't too worried about it flying away. But, I was cautious.

    The wind was at my back, blowing into the field in front of me where the rockets were being launched. It was pretty amazing to see how fast the 'copter would fly out into the field as it traveled with the wind. I was still able to fly it back to me at a reasonable speed (probably 10 mph), so it wasn't quite at its limit.

    The video was coming out so bad because of the wind, that I decided to just play around with switching to Attitude mode and letting the 'copter drift with the wind. You can see in the video how quickly it takes off when I flip the switch.

    -- Roger